- Wine trip
- 2 - 20
- 4 days / 3 nights
- Littoral wine region
- Cost per person:
- 662 €
- Price Includes:
- Private Vehicle or Minibus, TAX / VAT
- Number of wines:
- 6 to 8 wine samples in each of premium wine cellars
Wine tasting of Slovene Littoral
Slovene Littoral Wine Regions
Wine Tourism of Littoral Region
Littoral wine region is is a prime example and an opportunity for Slovenian wine tourism. Wine and related activities have become important part of the coastal tourist offer.
The Slovene Littoral.
Slovene Littoral Region has a mild Mediterranean climate with hot summers, a little bit of rain and almost no snow during the winter. The weather that is typical for this region is also one of reasons for such a complexity and strong aroma of the wines. We have to admit that the wines from Primorska Region are really diverse, if you compare wines from one district to another. Nevertheless there are some characteristics that all the wines of Primorska Region have more or less in common. They are all mostly dry and that their degree of alcohol is higher and the degrees of acidity lower than usually. The biggest influence on the trends of the Valley came from the Italy and that is why it was and it most likely still is the most developed wine region in Slovenia. We can feel the influence of Italian trends in the designs of old labels. We can also thank to Italy that Primorska, more specifically vineries in Goriška Brda were the first ones that considered young wines as a selling sub-category in Slovenia. Primorska Region is today home of the best red wines in Slovenia. Besides from the standard red and white wines we can also find orange wines in this region which represent a new challenge for today’s wine makers.
- List of Slovenian wines in the wine-growing region of Primorska
The wine-growing region of Primorska
The Primorska Wine Region is located in the west part of the Slovenia and it is comprised of four districts called Vipava Valley, Goriška Brda, Karst and Slovenian Istria. It has surface of 8000 hectares with the lowest point at the sea level and the highest around 400 meters above the sea level. The soil of Primorsga Region is out of flysch and dolomitic limestone depending on the exact district. The Tera Rossa for example is a specific soil that has been developed from dolomitic limestone in district Karst and is one of the main reasons for the specific character of the wines made in that area.
Gorizia Hills Tourism
The quality of the wine in Gorizia Hills is legendary. The famous Brda Cellar and their fine wines, as well as the Čarga Family Farm, the Kabaj Homestead in the village of Šlovrenc, The Kumar - Primar homestead in village Šmartno and others excellent providers who are constantly developt and progress towards premium wine turism. Read more
Gorizia Hills wine region
The area of Gorizia Hills lies in the area of 140 km2 between the Soča Valley, Sabotin Mountain, Korada Mountain and the Idrija River. The hills are a mostly hilly world, slowly descending towards the Preval plain. If you are looking for the best view in the Gorizia Hills, we invite you to climb to the tower on Gonjač, from where the view will in good weather cover the Italian Dolomites, the Alps and the Adriatic Sea. The soil in Brda was formed from oceanic sedimentary mass, which means that today flysch, sandstone and limestone dominate here. The soil is poor in terms of minerals and humus content and very difficult to process, but at the same time ideal for vine growth. Soil composition and mild climate with mild winters and hot but not dry summers provided perfect conditions for wine production. Gorizia Hills is a typical Mediterranean wine region, where in addition to the vine grow olive groves, cherries and peaches. In Gorizia Hills wine is produced up to 600 m above sea level.
The Wines of Gorizia Hills
Higher-position wines are more harmonious and elegant, with less alcohol but more acid. The lower positions make it possible to produce wines with a fuller and richer taste. Gorizia Hills is best known for its red wine Rebula, and in addition to the red Rebula, we also find wines like Gray Pinot, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet.
Vipava Valley Tourist offer
Winestronaut, Faladur Winery, Wajdužna Agency, Lepa Vida Wine Cellar and us TuamV are the enthusiasts of the Vipava Valley. These are some of the young Vipava enthusiasts who put the Vipava Valley on the map of wine tourism. Winemakers in the Vipava Valley are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of welcoming guests to specially designed wine tasting rooms where they can offer guests an authentic experience and present their story and wines. Read more about Vipava Valley here
- Take a look at the wine tasting offer in the Vipava Valley
Vinorodni okoliš Vipavska dolina
Vipava Valley is second biggest wine district in Slovenia. It is placed between Trnovo plateau on the north and Karst plateau on the south. There is Nanos hill on the east and Friuli Plain and Adriatic Sea on the west. Valley used to be a sea bay in the past what we can clearly see, if we analyze the soil of the area. The soil has developed from flysch and sendstone and as such is one of the most appropriate soils for winemaking. Vipava Valley as all the other districts of Primorska Region has a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild winters. Even thou it is a valley it is famous as a windy region. The area is known for strong Bora wind that can reach the speed of 200 km/h. An interesting fact about the wind is that it never hurts the vines but it even makes them stronger.
Wines of Vipava Valley
The Vipava Valley is known for its high quality white and red wines that are fresh, drinkableand they have fruity aroma. Here you will find some classical wines as Merlot and Rebula and also quite a few indigenous wines. The most famous Vipava’s indigenous wines are probably Zelen and Pinela. The indigenous vines were mentioned already in 1844 by local priest Matija Vetrovec who wrote a manual about winemaking. Today the biggest grapevine nursery in Slovenia which is located in the vicinity of Vipava and which has started with its work already in the year of 1905 is playing a big role in preservation of old vine varieties.
Karst wine region a home of famous Karst wine the Terano, who is in our opinion, the most famous red wine in Slovenia. The Karst winemakers, in addition to the top quality refosco wines, also provided many traditional tourist events. You can find most of them here on the Karst Wine Road.
Krast Wine Region
Karst is the smallest wine-growing region in Slovenia and measures only less than 600 hectares. The Karst lies between the Vipava Valley, the Brkin Hills and the Gulf of Trieste. Despite the seemingly large area, the area suitable for wine production is much smaller. In this area we find typical karst terrain dominated by limestone, river banks, bays and sinkholes and red karst soil also known as Terra Rossa. Most vineyards are found in sinkholes and bays, as it is also where most of the land is suitable for successful vine growth. The climate in the Karst is Mediterranean, characterized mainly by low rainfall and a strong bora wind.
Terano is the dominant Karst wine. Teran is presented as a Slovenian specialty among wines that is produced from the Refosco wine variety, but because of the harsh conditions and red soil, it has a distinct, unique taste. In addition to Teran, they produce in this area a Slovenian autochthonous white variety called Vitovska Grganja, which was more successfully popularized in Italy.
Slovenian Istria Tourism
Great variety of the wine offer of this the extremely popular region a Slovenian Istra you can see here.
The Istrian landscape of Slovenian Istria offers a home to juicy vine varieties from which the rich red wine of Refosco and the white wine of Malmsey are produced. In addition to the exceptionally high quality wine producers, the most important wine cellar in Istria is the Koper Wines, where you can pamper yourself with a glass or two of domestic precious drops. The flavors and aromas will take you on a journey through the wine country and ensure you rich gastronomic experience. Also try Portorosé semi-sweet wine - a semi-sweet Muscat rose that smells elegantly in the rose and is considered by many to be the "wine of love."
Wine region Slovenian Istria
The wine-growing region of Slovenian Istria extends over 2,400 hectares along 40 km of the Slovenian coast, marked by the area of cliffs and river valleys cut into it and the immediate vicinity of the Adriatic Sea. The coastal region has the warmest climate in Slovenia, where the average annual temperature is 13.8 degrees, which means that saline is a very rare occurrence in this part. Soil cultivation dates back to the time of the ancient Romans, who were the first in the area to start cultivating slopes and establishing terraces. The terraces enlarged the area of cultivated land and helped to make better use of the space. Even today we can see vineyards still standing on these terraces.
Slovenian Istria Wines
In this area, the most successful are the wines of Refosco and Malmsey. In addition to the two most common species, Cabernet-sauvignion, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Gray Pinot are also found in this area.